A founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose mold-tainted drugs sparked a deadly U.S. fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 was resentenced on July 7 to 14-1/2 years in prison after a federal appeals court overturned his earlier 9-year term.

At least seven people in five U.S. states were infected with the novel coronavirus weeks before those states reported their first cases, a new government study showed.

The United States reported the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in nearly a year for the week ended May 23, with new infections dropping 26 percent from the previous seven days to just under 180,000, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

PerkinElmer Inc. expanded the company’s presence in cell biology with the $260 million acquisition of Massachusetts-based Nexcelom Bioscience.

Eleven months after launching with $60 million in hand, Ventus Therapeutics raised another $100 million to drive the company’s pipeline toward the clinic.

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Feb. 26 that a recent decline in COVID-19 cases may be stalling, a development she described as concerning while urging that safeguards to fight the virus remain in place.

Bristol Myers Squibb announced plans for a new manufacturing plant in Devens, Mass., adding to the company’s cell therapy network.

A winter storm that blasted the U.S. Northeast with snow, rain and gusty winds was likely to dump a foot (30 cm) or more of snow on parts of New England before heading out to sea.

Initially traced to about 100 cases of Covid-19 that spread across the United States, the number of infections linked to a Biogen corporate conference held in February 2020 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel has grown exponentially and researchers estimate the total could be as many as 300,000.

The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 surpassed a grim new milestone of 250,000 lives lost as New York City’s public school system – the nation’s largest – called a halt to in-classroom instruction, citing a jump in coronavirus infection rates.